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#204753 - 12/31/19 03:54 PM .454 back in business
BIZZMO
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Thanks Max for the recommendation of using power pistol with cutting edge bullets a few months ago!,I was loading some .40 S&W with it yesterday and decided since I have it in the hopper might as well try it with some 240 grain raptors in my .454.WOW is all I can say! After almost giving up on the copper with this I hit the jackpot!1610 fps and 1-3/4 inch groups (3shots) at 100 yds.I might tinker with the weight a little-18 grains but this is it!! also very clean burning!!,thanks again and happy new year to everybody!

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#204760 - 01/01/20 09:50 AM Re: .454 back in business [Re: BIZZMO]
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BIZZMO: I DON'TNOW MUCH ABOUT EITHER YOUR BULLET OR YOUR POWDER, BUT I AM THINKING THAT YOU SHUD BE ABLE TO EASILY GET 1,800fps WITH A 240gr MONOLITHIC IN A FA 454.
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#204761 - 01/01/20 10:28 AM Re: .454 back in business [Re: 45MAN]
BIZZMO
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These things are .991 long so they don't leave much room for powder .I'm going to tinker with the charge a little but if I don't get any substantial improvement I'll just take the accuracy and be happy

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#204762 - 01/01/20 10:48 AM Re: .454 back in business [Re: BIZZMO]
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1600 is still moving along pretty good. That should take care of anything that walks in the lower 48.

It's a shame you can't use lead. I feel bad for you guys.

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#204763 - 01/01/20 11:19 AM Re: .454 back in business [Re: Brenden]
BIZZMO
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thanks, if I didn't have to use this stuff it would be deep curls for everything!

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#204764 - 01/01/20 11:22 AM Re: .454 back in business [Re: BIZZMO]
BIZZMO
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Oh, did I mention that these C.E.B. bullets are $70 for a box of 50.

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#204765 - 01/01/20 11:24 AM Re: .454 back in business [Re: BIZZMO]
BIZZMO
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Make that $74.88 to be exact.

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#204768 - 01/01/20 03:23 PM Re: .454 back in business [Re: BIZZMO]
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 Originally Posted By: BIZZMO
Make that $74.88 to be exact.

Absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!

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#204769 - 01/01/20 04:05 PM Re: .454 back in business [Re: Willicd76]
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wow, those are spendy!

Thats some great accuracy though!

BIZZMO,

Have you tried the Barnes XPBs in your 454? They have added a lot of new load data for the 454 and other calibers. more powder choices. I have had pretty good accuracy when I shot them, and they are $17.99 a box of 20 which isn't that bad for a "premium" bullet.

I killed a mule deer buck a few years back with them and they performed very well. only reason he needed a finisher was my first shot was low and forward. excellent wound channels though.




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#204770 - 01/01/20 04:33 PM Re: .454 back in business [Re: Willicd76]
BIZZMO
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You bet! and when it's all said and done you realize this state has been so poorly managed that there's not much here to hunt any way,so you get your copper bullet load to shoot and then you think-FOR WHAT??Just my$.02

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